Neko wrote:Rock Valley College is building a new center for science and math classes/labs. So, they can't be doing that badly. Tuition seems slightly higher than it was when I first attended.
Other than that, I haven't heard anything.
helium wrote:Tuition is going WAY up at California's state schools as far as I know, and a lot of other schools (like the community college I'm going to) are having their funding cut way back, especially in the tutoring, English and art departments. I know the UCs are having to take furlough days, something like 4 a semester, but I don't know if they're having classes cut way back. My school is cutting every class that doesn't have 15 people in it-- I think that's a fairly common thing for CCs, though, since they don't always have a lot of money. There's a lot more going on at the state level that I don't know about, because I'm busy being mad that I can't take Intermediate Sign Language and that my tuition went from $20 a unit to $26.
California is in trouble. Big, fat, ugly trouble. I'm an optimist, so I'm hoping that the schools won't be suffering for too long, but realistically it'll probably be a while before they're back to pre-my-generation-going-to-college levels, if ever. Obama said a lot in his State of the Union speech about federal government helping higher education more, but we'll see what happens there.
Barkey wrote: (Universal Healthcare, I'm looking at you, you expensive beast.)
monk wrote:Barkey wrote: (Universal Healthcare, I'm looking at you, you expensive beast.)
/off topic, maybe so, but it's the right thing to do. Sometimes morality has to trump economics.
dwarp wrote:Is public education going down the drain? Will it ever get better?
dwarp wrote:Living in Senegal for awhile, I can tell you, South Africa has it good. ;-) I know what you're trying to say, that we do have a higher quality of education and yeah, obviously better access to technology than some places. What worries me is that we have a job market which relies heavily on reputable education, that I'm paying $25,000 a year to have a better chance at getting a job in the future. It worries me that all first, second, and third year teachers in my former school district have been given pink slips. Sure, we "have it good", but we're used to a higher level of commitment to public education than what we currently have.
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